SYOS is the first instrument maker to help musicians finding their own sound identity by providing them with custom mouthpieces that fit their playing characteristics as well as their desired sound aesthetics.
Thanks to science, SYOS mouthpieces are acoustically optimized, which gives you a perfect intonation, accuracy and homogeneity in all the registers.
What is your favorite sound aesthetics: Dark or bright? Soft or powerful? Centered or flexible?
Works with any type of saxophone from tenor to soprano. The models of your ligature and reeds is taken into account in your mouthpiece creation.
The science of sound
Science at the service of musicians
Innovations in the field of musical instruments in the last century were mostly focused on electronic music. Pauline and Maxime, two researchers and musicians passionate about acoustics, created SYOS (Shape Your Own Sound) in order to bring innovation in the making of acoustic instruments.
A new way to design instruments
Pauline and Maxime noticed that today, few musical instruments are really optimized, that's why they decided to imagine a creative method based on a scientific approach to musical instruments, and especially on acoustic and psychoacoustic studies. This leads to innovative instruments that are closer to the musicians' expectations.
They play SYOS mouthpieces
A custom geometry, 1/100 mm accurate!
For wind instruments, the sound is shaped by the internal geometry of the instrument, not by the material in which the instrument is made. The material used to create SYOS mouthpieces is the ABS plastic. We use 3D printing to make the mouthpieces ourselves, which allow us to:
- Design a unique mouthpiece for each musician
- Reach an accuracy superior to 1/100 mm
- Craft mouthpieces that are 100% reproducible
The ABS we use to create SYOS mouthpieces has been certified non-toxical (EN 71 and CE 1907/2006 standards) in laboratory. All our mouthpieces are designed and created in our workshop in Paris.
Your mouthpiece design in three steps
Define your sound
What kind of saxophonist are you? Answer a few simple questions to tell us what kind of sound you are looking for and your style of play. The answers to these questions determine the shape of the mouthpiece.
Receive the mouthpiece
We make a unique mouthpiece geometry for you, that fit your expectations. Receive the mouthpiece at home and take your time to try it out and decide what works and what doesn't.
Adjust to perfection
You can send your mouthpiece back: we adjust the shape of the mouthpiece to correct the sound and fit based on your feedback, until it's perfect. With SYOS, there is no deception!
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